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Smith 'back where he should be behind bars in NZ' - Police Commissioner

TVNZ - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Fugitive murderer Phillip Smith has arrived back in New Zealand after fleeing the country while on temporary release. Authorities weren't taking any chances with the prisoner, with three New Zealand police officers accompanying Smith on the flight from Brazil ...
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Miracle escape as house crushed

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A young Auckland man rose uninjured from rubble after a 55-tonne crane smashed "like a guillotine" through his upstairs bedroom.
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Ferguson protests target Black Friday shoppers

TVNZ - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Ricky Hawkins tells a group of protesters at the Underground Atlanta entertainment complex to boycott Black Friday sales. - Source: AP.
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Brendon McCullum smashes fastest Black Caps test ton

TVNZ - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7-94 finished off Pakistan for 351 overnight.

Young boy's pacemaker crisis - ‎1 hour ago‎
TOUGH TIME: Ben Ryder, 8, has been a passenger on the National Air Ambulance Service twice - most recently in May when his pacemaker malfunctioned.
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Kim Jong Un's Sister Enters Family Business Running North Korea

Bloomberg - ‎3 hours ago‎
She has been shown more frequently in his presence this year in the official media. Andrew Davis. Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- When North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the country's cartoon film studio, his sister Kim Yo Jong was on hand as he ...
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Van was on wrong side of road - police

Radio New Zealand - ‎1 hour ago‎
Police say the van that collided head-on with a milk tanker yesterday was on the wrong side of the road. Emergency services at the scene earlier today.
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NZ wedding lands bigamist in prison

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tan chose to marry Ms Tan in New Zealand because he knew that he could not register their marriage in Singapore. Tan could have been jailed up to seven years and fined for bigamy.

Three men sought after alleged kidnapping

TVNZ - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Armed offenders squad members were sent to a Frankton address last night in connection with the alleged offence. Police are looking for Pita Wilson, 38, Joshua James Veint, 23, and Mark Taylor who is aged about 17.

Big reward offered for information on fugitives - ‎1 hour ago‎
The former wife of a fugitive on the run from fraud and sexual assault allegations says she prays every day he will be caught. It has been more than five months since the last confirmed sighting of Paul James Bennett and his long-time partner, Simone Anne ...

Cartoonist Tom Scott always quick on the draw - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former Evening Post cartoonist Tom Scott reminisces about his feud with Sir Robert Muldoon when Muldoon was prime minister. Tom Scott's party trick is to draw Sir Robert Muldoon, blindfolded, with his left hand, in less than a minute.

Kiwifruit lawsuit launched against Government

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
The group of kiwifruit growers who allege that the Government agency Biosecurity NZ was negligent in allowing the disease Psa to be introduced into New Zealand lodged their claim in the High Court in Wellington today.
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Resort second only to Auckland in visitor spend

Otago Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Total spending in the resort for the year to the end of March hit $1.37billion, up from $1.253billion in 2013. International visitors contributed over $1billion and domestic visitors $359million.

$205m plan for Alexandra Park

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The $205 million development proposes to build 231 apartments on the carpark at the Alexandra Park stadium/raceway. Trotting club backs project near junction of Greenlane West and Manukau Rd.
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Cancer detection firm on target for $100m revenue - ‎1 hour ago‎
Dunedin biotechnology company Pacific Edge has confirmed its target is still $100 million of revenue after five full years of trading.

Akaroa stews over cruise trade - ‎1 hour ago‎
Akaroa has barely 500 permanent residents so serious cruise ship doubters tend to keep quiet for the common good. One promoter says Akaroa has "embraced" the ships.
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Review: Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault

Stevivor - ‎15 hours ago‎
Real-time strategy is my favourite genre. Between Total War, Starcraft and a tonne of shitty RTS games that I played during my childhood, teens, and now my 'adult' years, I've accrued a wealth of knowledge that has translated to absolutely no improvement in ...
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Europe has good reasons to fear Google

The Verge - ‎1 hour ago‎
What the European Parliament is proposing sounds like Ayn Rand's worst nightmare. Let's take Google, one of the best and most cohesive set of web services we have, and fragment it into smaller businesses.
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Miss Marple on the trail of calypso killer - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOLIDAY MYSTERY: Agatha Christie's perennially popular spinster sleuth travels to a swanky Caribbean hotel for some rest and recuperation - until guests at the hotel start dropping like flies.

Why TV shows use fake social media names - ‎1 hour ago‎
RIDICULOUS NAMES: The Good Wife is known for using alternatives for Google and Facebook, but as the show does focus on current issues, it could be in some hot water if it uses the actual names of social media sites.

Upscale debut for PM's DJ son, but no photos - ‎4 hours ago‎
TROSKEY: Joshua Troskie and John Key's son Max (right) performed live for the first time at Auckland's 1885 bar. If you want proof that there's a wealth gap in New Zealand go along to a Troskey gig.
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NZ Breakers show class as Kings sent packing - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Sydney Kings may have the best player in the Australian NBL, but the Breakers served notice tonight in Auckland that they just might have the best team.
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Football: Merrick expects to be sideline

New Zealand Herald - ‎45 minutes ago‎
Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick expects to be on the sideline to watch his side take on Melbourne City. Photo / Getty. Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick expects to be on the sideline to watch his side take on Melbourne City at Westpac Stadium on Sunday ...
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Mitchell: No more excuses - ‎29 minutes ago‎
John Mitchell has had a crack at his old Waikato team-mate Warren Gatland, saying the Welsh coach has "no more excuses" and that his side are "on a downward spiral".
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Live chat: Environment Commissioner Jan Wright - ‎19 hours ago‎
EXPECT MORE OF THIS: Rescue workers travel up Christchurch's flooded Heathcote River in March this year. Will we be swamped by climate change?
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Fossil find reveals new giant penguin

Radio New Zealand - ‎Nov 27, 2014‎
Fossils were found in the 1970s, but scientists could not say for sure if it was a new species of penguin, so they stayed in storage at Auckland University.
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Gastro bug closes Auckland school

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
An East Auckland school with 800 pupils was closed on Friday because of a gastro bug that kept six teachers and scores of children home sick.

Towards a healthier New Zealand

Voxy - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Cancer Society has welcomed the Government's continuing commitment to a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025. Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, who has taken over responsibility for tobacco control since the September election, said the ...
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Minister bites bullet of child obesity, sets stage for more intervention

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
Health minister Jonathan Coleman wants more action on obesity and more children on preventive programmes. A stocktake of what works to reduce obesity is under way to ensure the Government's investment is focused, coordinated and effective, ...
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